I’m Amelia and welcome to my blog!
I’m a 30-something currently living in Gloucestershire, having relocated from London last year.
Thrift Make Sew is a place where I write about my adventures in sewing my own clothes, which I started doing in 2013. I can’t remember learning how to use a sewing machine as I was so small – my mum sewed a lot of our clothes when we were kids. My Grandma also made a lot of her own clothes – and now I have some of her patterns from the 60s and 70s (and have used one to make a retro-style dress). I also love to refashion ugly old clothes into much more stylish things that I would actually wear!
The more I’ve drooled over Vintage Sewing Patterns, the more interested I’ve become in the History of Fashion – I do have a History degree so perhaps it’s only natural! I’m also constantly working on developing my own style – there’s nothing worse than spending ages making something only to realise it’s not really your style so you probably won’t wear it! I’m leaning towards a mixture of 60s retro styles and slightly masculine modern basics.
I recently added Make It and Fix It – designed to give you tips and instructions of how to make things or fix them. I hope they prove useful – if you would like to see a particular tutorial, do let me know.
Thanks for stopping by!